What is the Next Dragon Ball Super Arc After Granolah the Survivor Saga? Everything We Know So Far

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The Dragon Ball Super manga series by Akira Toriyama and Toyotarou recently concluded the Granolah the Survivor Saga in Chapter 87, released in August 2022. The story of Goku, Vegeta, and the other Z-Fighters of Earth is clearly not over, and the popular shonen series will surely continue with a new arc, but what will it be about? When will the first chapter for the arc after Granolah the Survivor Saga arrive?

Keep on scrolling to find out everything we know so far about the next Dragon Ball Super arc.

What is the next Dragon Ball Super arc?

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At the end of Dragon Ball Super Chapter 87, a note confirms that a new arc for the manga series is coming, but unfortunately, publisher Shueisha hasn't shared the title of the next Dragon Ball Super arc but new details have recently emerged.

The note also said that the Dragon Ball Super manga series is "taking a breaking for a bit", so the monthly manga series is not releasing a new chapter this month.

Who will be the villain in the next Dragon Ball Super arc?

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Black Frieza

Based on what happened in the final chapter of Granolah the Survivor Saga (Chapter 87), many were expecting that Frieza will most likely be involved in the upcoming story. After he arrived in Planet Cereal to finish off Gas and Elec of the Heeter Force, he revealed to Goku and Vegeta that he was able to unlock a powerful new transformation he calls "Black Frieza".

Frieza's most powerful transformation was able to take down Ultra Instinct Goku and Ultra Ego Vegeta easily, but the iconic villain decided not to finish them off because he came to Planet Cereal with a different target.

Before showing off his latest transformation, Frieza revealed that he's been spending time training on another dimension, a chamber where time flows differently. Known as "The Room of Spirit and Time", the mysterious room allowed Frieza to squeeze 10 years of training in just a short time, which explains why he's able to defeat Gas easily despite being the "Strongest Warrior in the Universe". The result of his 10 years of training is Black Frieza, and Goku and Vegeta are clearly nowhere close to his insane power level.

While it's possible that Goku, Vegeta, and other Z-Fighters will have to face off Black Frieza in the next arc of Dragon Ball Super, Shueisha hasn't officially confirmed that Frieza will be the main antagonist of the next arc. The powerful villain will have to cause a serious problem that would put Earth or the universe in danger to stir a conflict between him and the Saiyans, so we'll have to wait for the manga publisher to reveal plot details about the next Dragon Ball Super arc.

Recently, it's reported that the new manga arc will take place before the events of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, and that it will feature Goten and Trunks.

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When will the next Dragon Ball Super arc begin?

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Dragon Ball Super Chapter 88 is expected to launch the next arc after Granolah the Survivor Saga, and Shueisha has already announced that the new arc will begin when the new chapter of Dragon Ball Super launches on Dec. 20, 2022.

You can read more details about it in everything we know about Dragon Ball Super Chapter 88.


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